As if I haven’t touted the wonders of air frying enough, cooking this chicken in there also makes it extra juicy and crisp without any breading or oil.
Serve this chicken with your favorite veggie or carb-y side and have a healthy, fun meal that won’t break the budget or your weeknight routine. And, hey, look out for photos of French Onion Stuffed Chicken on dating apps.
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French Onion Stuffed Chicken Breast
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 small yellow onion sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup beef broth and more as needed for deglazing
- Splash red wine optional
- Boneless skinless chicken breast 4-6 oz
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 piece thin sliced swiss cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
- STEP 1Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat then add onion and garlic
- STEP 2Pour beef broth and wine, if using, into skillet and mix well. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes until onions are translucent and liquid is mostly absorbed
- STEP 3Add a splash of beef broth to pan if onions become too dry
- STEP 4Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees
- STEP 5Create pocket in chicken breast by slicing it about 3/4 of the way through. Layer half of swiss slice, some of onion mixture and remaining swiss inside. You probably will not use all onion mixture in the chicken
- STEP 6Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray then carefully add stuffed chicken breast for 4 minutes
- STEP 7Pause air fryer and shake basket to ensure chicken is not sticking. Air fry for an additional 3 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked
- STEP 8Top cooked chicken breast with remaining onion mixture and parmesan cheese.
Stuffing chicken is likely easier than you think! Take a sharp knife in one hand and use the other to press down on the top of the chicken. Start at the thickest end of the breast and slice inward about halfway down, using your top hand for control. Slice about 3/4 of the way through.
If you don’t have an air fryer, bake your stuffed chicken in a small casserole dish for about 18-20 minutes at 425 degrees until the thickest part of the breast is fully white and cooked when sliced or until a meat thermometer confirms that it is cooked through.
It is likely you won’t be able to stuff all of the onion into the actual chicken breast but that is ok as the rest will act as a sauce. Feel free to double/triple etc. this recipe if cooking for a larger crowd.
I like to err on the side of over-seasoning when making a simple chicken dish like this one. It helps make for an extra moist, flavorful chicken breast without increasing calories or fat.